Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
What a headcase!
sounds like a top bloke. a bit of a lightweight compared to this ancient dude, though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Battuta
He was 26 when he began his 46,000-mile (74,000km) journey on 12 July 1994, with his colleague, Steve Smith, who decided to leave the expedition in Hawaii in 1999.
His mate bailed after 'only' 5 years...lightweight!!!
Still, if you've been to Askerswell the idea of popping out for 13 years must have been overwhelmingly tempting.
It's sleepy even by Dorset standards.